A potent atmospheric river walloped the San Francisco Bay Area with soaking rains and high winds Sunday, flooding roadways, knocking out power lines, toppling trees and paralyzing the region with stormy conditions.© T. Graff
Heavy rain continued over the North Bay at 4 p.m. Sunday, as the storm shifted to the San Francisco Peninsula and East Bay.
Jeff Lorber, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the heaviest rain in the North Bay is likely to be over at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., while it will continue over the central Bay Area including San Francisco and Oakland until about 11 p.m.
Light to moderate showers are expected past 11 p.m. and into Monday throughout the Bay Area.
But when will things dry out?
"The rain probably won't have fully stopped until Monday evening," Lorber said.
The storm is delivering impressive rainfall totals for October, the start of the Bay Area's rainy season that is often dry.
As of 4 p.m., Mount Tamalpais in Marin County has recorded 7.5 inches in the last 24 hours and coastal mountains of Sonoma County have also seen over 7 inches.
San Francisco had recorded 2 inches of rain as of 4 p.m. and Lorber said another 2 to 3 inches before end-of-day Monday.
Wind speeds of up to 70 mph have been recorded on North Bay peaks and gusts over 60 mph in the East Bay.
"This storm has exceeded our expectations in terms of rainfall amounts and wind," Lorber said.
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